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Rule 206. Appointment of Attorney for a Juvenile

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: January 1, 2024

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Delinquency
1. Delinquency Scope and Procedures
Effective: January 1, 2024
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 206
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 10
Rule 206. Appointment of Attorney for a Juvenile
(a) Right to an Attorney. A juvenile has the right to be represented by an attorney in all delinquency and incorrigibility proceedings initiated by petition or citation as provided by law.
(b) Appointment of an Attorney. A juvenile has the right to be represented by a court-appointed attorney as provided in A.R.S. Title 8. The juvenile court must appoint counsel for the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding if it is commenced by petition or may involve detention.
(c) Cost of a Court-Appointed Attorney. If the court determines the juvenile is entitled to a court-appointed attorney, the cost of the court-appointed attorney may not be assessed against the juvenile, the juvenile's parent, DCS or ADJC.
(d) Manner of Appointment. The court must provide a copy of its order or minute entry appointing or denying the appointment of an attorney to the juvenile, the parent, the court-appointed attorney, and the State.
(e) Waiver of Counsel. A juvenile may waive the right to an attorney if the court finds, after a colloquy with the juvenile and considering the juvenile's age, education, apparent maturity, and understanding, that the juvenile's waiver is knowing, intelligent, and voluntarily. A waiver of the right to an attorney must be in writing or in a minute entry. The court should obtain a waiver of an attorney in the presence of the juvenile's parent.

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Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022. Amended on an emergency basis Aug. 29, 2022, effective Sept. 24, 2022, permanently adopted Dec. 8, 2022, effective Jan. 1, 2023; amended on an emergency basis Aug. 24, 2023, effective Oct. 30, 2023, permanently adopted Dec. 6, 2023, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 206, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 206
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 1, 2024.
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